The Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) provides funding for downstream research & development projects that focus on applying genomics-derived solutions to challenges or opportunities defined by end-users. For the purposes of this program, end-users include stakeholders that are interested in using the results of the genomics research from academia and implementing innovations into the market for commercialization or public-good purposes. This could include industry companies, industry consortia, government departments, or other not-for-profit organizations.
- Promote the application of genomics-derived solutions to address key sector challenges or opportunities facing users.
- Promote commercialization of genomics technologies by enabling the transfer of genomics-derived solutions from academia to users as well as de-risking and incentivizing follow-on investment from public and private partners to increase the socioeconomic impact of genomics research by accelerating its translation to application or market.
- Create and foster a more productive relationship between academia and users.